Spaulding Memorial School
North Middlesex Regional School District
Townsend, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3730769 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 30, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately
Updated: January 22, 2022

Job Description
Reporting to the Supervisor of Health Services and School Principal, the School Nurse will establish and manage a comprehensive school health program consistent with the MA guidelines, regulations and statutes governing nursing and school health, as well as local school district policy, in order to enable students to take full advantage of all available educational opportunities. Coordinate in a unified manner with the Supervisor, Building Principal, staff, family, physicians, and community agencies to provide a comprehensive school health program that facilitates the maximum opportunity for individual students to access the curriculum.

Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Assess the health needs of all children in the school setting.
Provide direct health care to students and staff which include: Care within the scope of nursing practice to students and staff who have been injured or who present with acute illnesses, maintenance and support of chronic health conditions, implement scheduled and non-scheduled regimens and procedures.
Apply appropriate nursing theory as the basis for decision making in the school setting while expanding knowledge and skills in response to the student health needs and participating in research.
Communication by phone, during meetings and face to face in office with parents and caregivers.
Ability to interact positively with students demonstrating emotional or behavioral disorders, or who exhibit challenging behaviors.
Respond to medical emergencies and needs of students and/or staff throughout the building and school grounds.
Communicate with parents and caregivers to recommend follow up with a primary care physician.
Develop individual health care plans for students with health concerns that include an emergency action plan as appropriate.
Monitors immunizations and assures appropriate exclusion from and re-entry into school. Authorizes exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
Attend or arrange nursing coverage for field trips in order to monitor students with health conditions which require nursing supervision in order to participate.
Distribution, collection and documentation of all required medical forms in a timely fashion.
Maintains up to date cumulative health records on all students.
Administration of medications and the performance of health care procedures that are within the scope of school nursing practice and are ordered by an appropriately licensed health care provider.
Appropriate delegation of care within applicable laws which involves initial assessment, training and competency validation.
Coordinate and complete mandated health assessment according to district procedures.
In collaboration with the school safety team, develop a clearly delineated plan that aligns with the district emergency disaster plan to respond to health emergencies within the school.
Provide health and safety training for staff, including (but not limited to) Epi-pen administration, allergy and asthma management, prevention of infection diseases and management of chronic conditions.
Provide presentations to staff, parents and caregivers that promote safety, health and wellness within the school and community.
Act as a resource for health information to other professionals, committees and during policy review or development.
Advises regarding modification of the educational program to meet health needs of individual students.
Actively participates in cross-disciplinary, professional teams for IEP or 504 development, school re-entry, Social Emotional planning, RTI, etc.
Reports communicable diseases as required by law.
Assesses patterns of illness or injury to determine source of concern.
Assesses emotional and environmental factors to decrease conditions not conducive to optimal health and learning, addressing and referring accordingly.
Provide classroom instruction related to various health and wellness topics as needed during the school year
Prepares and maintains an inventory of health supplies and recommends necessary purchases as may be needed from time to time.
Prepares and submits reports to the Supervisor of Health Services, Superintendent, board of health and state as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' rules and regulations.
Participate in committee work and professional development.
Performs other such duties as deemed necessary by the Supervisor of Health Services.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
North Middlesex Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Currently Licensed RN in the State of Massachusetts
Current CPR and AED training
3 years experience in school health, pediatrics, community health or related field
Ability to use effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    To be considered for this position, a completed application must consist of the following:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Up-to-date resume
    3. A letter of recommendation from each of the attached references
    4. All graduate and undergraduate transcripts
    5. Certifications (if applicable)
    6. Test Scores (if applicable)
    7. Language Skills (other than English)

    Contact Information
    Cathryn Hampson, Supervisor of Health Services
    66 Brookline Street
    Townsend, Massachusetts 01469
    Phone: 978-597-3085
    Email: champson@nmrsd.org
    Learn more online at http://www.SchoolSpring.com/job?3730769